I didn’t know it was rape until learning the definition of rape in a psych 101 class.
The year was 1994 when i was doing my Grade 1 before that i was staying with my GrandMa but that year i had to move in with my Mom (who is disabled) and My Stepdad. My Stepdad was an abusive man towards my mom especially when he is drunk. so we stayed in a 1 room shack.
I was 15 when I had my first boyfriend.
“WE WILL never forgive him.”
These were the words of the final witness in the Tholeni serial killer trial.
THE Eastern Cape man who pleaded guilty this week to murdering 20 people said he was sorry.
On Tuesday Bulelani Mabhayi, 39, plead guilty to all 36 charges levelled against him, which include rape and murder.
If convicted, Mabhayi will be the worst serial killer South Africa has seen in over 15 years.
AN EASTERN Cape community devastated by a spate of killings will have to relive the trauma from today as a man suspected of being one of the worst serial killers in South African history goes on trial.
I am a rape survivor. I reported it the first time went to court and the accused was released due to a lack of evidence.
I have just a small story that could have been rape if someone had not disturbed him.
I didn’t report it because I knew what it would mean for me if I didn’t. He was the most popular guy in school.
I was married to him, and the rape happened at the time when our marriage was breaking down. I applied for a protection order, for the violence that I thought would end in me being killed by him. The rape was part of the violence that almost killed me, but I lived.
So, if it’s not rape, then what is it? Rape is always depicted as an act of violence….but what if it is not so overt? What if it is “don’t be such a ninny”? And “It will only hurt if you are tense.”
I was on a camping trip with friends and sharing a tent with my boyfriend. I said no, he ignored me.
When it comes to being a victim, I am a rapist’s delight.
Because I don’t believe sending someone to prison is going to help me heal.
I didn’t report my rape because I don’t know if it happened.